Entertainment / Arts

Korean Film Festival 2019 in Colombo from 8-11 November

Views - 46 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka and the Korea Foundation will co-host the sixth Korean Film Festival from 8 to 11 November at the National Film Corporation (NFC) Theatre, Colombo 7, in partnership with the National Film Corporation


‘Get Rich Quick’ with Freddy!

Views - 8 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Freddy is back at the Lionel Wendt with an all-new stand-up comedy show. This is the fourth edition of the show. Written and directed by Feroze Kamardeen, this edition of Freddy sees Ifaz Bin Jameel, Adin Mathitharan, Nisal Katipearachchi and Yasas R


NTB American Express partners with ‘Sri Lankan Art 2019’

Views - 14 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express partnered with the George Keyt Foundation for the ninth consecutive year to host ‘Sri Lankan Art 2019,’ an exhibition and sale of contemporary Sri Lankan art. Through this partnership, Nations Trust Bank is lo


Russia’s internationally renowned music artistes at the Taj

Views - 7 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Two world renowned music artistes Dmitrii Miachin and Nelia Gafiiatullina performed at the Taj Samudra Colombo on 3 and 4 November during the evening. Dmitrii who is one of the greatest pianists is a graduate of the piano faculty of the N.A. Rimsky


Kelani Cables welfare society presents ‘Prabhanandaya 2019’

Views - 8 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

‘Prabhanandaya’, a musical extravaganza presented by Kelani Cables welfare society will be held on 9 November at 6 p.m. at the BMICH. Sunil Edirisinghe, Aathma Liyanage, Kasun Kalhara Jayawardane, and Sashika Nisansala will perform in ‘Prabhan


‘Corpora, Archives and Performance: Conference on Sri Lankan Languages and Literature’ on 13-14 Nov.

Views - 10 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The Gratiaen Trust announced that a conference titled ‘Corpora, Archives and Performance: A Conference on Sri Lankan Languages and Literature’ has been organised by the Department of English, University of Colombo on 13 and 14 November. It will


‘Last Christmas’ now in cinemas

Views - 13 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Romantic comedy ‘Last Christmas’ is out at the following cinemas today, 8 November: Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Colombo City Center, Majestic Cinemas, Empire Cinema and PVR Cinemas. Emilia Clarke (HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’), Henry Golding (‘A


Kumarlicious is back: Asia’s most iconic drag queen returns on Saturday

Views - 72 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Back by popular demand, Asia’ most iconic drag queen Kumar will be back in Sri Lanka to entertain his many fans on 2 November at the Taj Samudra. Singaporean born Anita Dorai who is bringing down Kumar for yet another hilarious show filled with pi


In search of the Malwatu Oya

Views - 15 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Three years ago Eduard Hempel the developer of Tamba Villas in Thalpe received an invitation to see Sri Lanka’s north western coast. To the north of the great forest of Wilpattu, was once the kingdom of Sri Lanka’s feared Sea Tigers, the naval


Yamaha unveils latest keyboards in Sri Lanka for pros and kids

Views - 12 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Yamaha Music Centre has announced the arrival in Sri Lanka of the latest models of digital keyboards for both ends of the user spectrum – professionals and beginners – from the world’s leading brand in the segment. Out with the old and in with


Mobitel and YES 101 live broadcast shows from overseas

Views - 8 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Showcasing its superior dominance in the Roaming category, Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s premier mobile network provider sponsored Yes 101 and Shakthi FM to host radio shows from overseas though Mobitel’s ultra-speed roaming platform. Priced at $ 10, Mob


Just black and white? Is that even art?

Views - 26 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

They say there is an artist in each and every one of us. In fact there are all kinds of hidden personalities filled with a plethora of skills and talent in us but only a few would do an ‘Ilham Sanoon’ on it to unravel and unleash it. Running an


Big Bad Wolf Book Sale stirs crowd into book-buying frenzy

Views - 34 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

The moment the doors leading to the colossal Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Colombo 2019 opened at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC), it felt almost like a scene from the movie ‘300’ as early risers charged into the hall with a warri


‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ dominates with soft $36 million

Views - 11 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com): Five years after Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Disney’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, a sequel to 2014


‘An Evening of Maroons’ on 1 Nov.

Views - 80 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

The Old Anandians Lawyers’ Guild is organising ‘An Evening of Maroons’ for Old Anandian lawyers to get together at the Grand Monarch, Talawathugoda on 1 November from 7.00 p.m. onwards.


The Addams Family in Lankan cinemas from today

Views - 20 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

American 2D/3D computer-animated comedy horror film The Addams Family will be shown in seven Sri Lankan cinemas from today. The cinemas are Colombo City Center, Liberty By Scope, Majestic Cinemas, Empire Cinema, Regal Cinema Gampaha, Aruna – Kiriba


Classical music evening with Russia’s Dmitry Miachin and Sri Lanka’s Kishani Jayasinghe

Views - 44 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

The Russian Centre in Colombo together with the Colombo Opera Company presents, ‘Classical Music in Colombo’. As a concluding seasonal note for the year, two world-renowned artistes, Dmitry Miachin from Russia and Kishani Jayasinghe from Sri Lank


Shankar’s International Children’s Competition – 2020 on 23 November

Views - 33 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

The Shankar’s International Children’s Competition – 2020 organised by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre), High Commission of India, Colombo, has been rescheduled to Saturday, 23 November from 9:30 a.m. to 1


ATL Insurance nurtures children’s creativity through Adhyapana Plus art competition

Views - 22 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Amana Takaful Life PLC (ATL) reaffirmed its commitment to the future of its policyholders’ children by successfully organising the ATL ‘Adhyapana Plus’ Children’s Day Art Competition 2019. At ATL, giving back to communities, especially child


Taste the local flavour once again

Views - 15 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

The Annasi and Kadalagotu (A&K) Literary Festival will take to the stage for the fifth year on 20 October at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Bringing an exciting line-up of local literature every year, the festival is set to continue its streak in creating


Cinnamon Life presents ‘Jazz by the Lake’

Views - 20 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Bringing the best of soul-soothing sounds and top local and international jazz musicians to Colombo, Cinnamon Life in partnership with Nations Trust Bank is set to present ‘Jazz by the Lake’ – a series of Sunday evenings that will fuse great mu


A requiem for the Port of Galle

Views - 30 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Reviewed by Lal Medawattegedara There is something dignified about a ‘booklet’ that carries a historical narrative. Possibly because of the clash of dimensions – could size compete with something as complex (and troublesome?) as history? Somas


Big Bad Wolf is back!

Views - 30 Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:13

Q: The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale has become a much anticipated and massive international phenomenon. Could you tell us the story behind the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale and the significance of its name? Jacqueline Ng: The very first Big Bad Wolf Book Sale wa


Ten books to check out during the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale!

Views - 37 Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:05

Reading calls for exciting times, especially when you know that the World’s Biggest Book Sale is back to Colombo, Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year and it’s just around the corner. Change is inevitable and this means that new things are fo


Action thriller  ‘Gemini Man’ now showing

Views - 20 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:10

Action thriller ‘Gemini Man’ is showing in cinemas from 11 October. It has been released in the following cinemas: Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Colombo City Center, Majestic Cinemas, Empire Cinema, Regal


Construction of Cine City Waterfront Film and Arts Centre launched

Views - 18 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:10

In a bid to uplift the cinema industry of the country, construction work on Cine City Waterfront Film and Arts Centre was launched last week with a view of reviving Pettah as a culture hub in Sri Lanka.


‘SLIIT’s Got Talent 2019’ showcases students’ immense artistic flair

Views - 18 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:08

The much-awaited annual ‘SLIIT’s Got Talent 2019’ gala pageant, organised by the student community of the Faculty of Engineering of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, concluded at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre recently. Held on a sc


Chamber Music Society of Colombo conducted by Gregory Rose to perform Fauré’s Requiem

Views - 328 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:05

Six months after the tragic events of Easter Sunday 2019, the Chamber Music Society of Colombo (CMSC) and conductor Gregory Rose will seek to bring peace and solace to the survivors and those affected through the message of music. Choosing Gabriel Fa


‘Wounded Landscapes’ by Pakkiyarajah Pushpakanthan at Saskia Fernando Gallery

Views - 134 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:04

An exhibition titled ‘Wounded Landscapes’ by Pakkiyarajah Pushpakanthan is being held at the Saskia Fernando Gallery from today, 11 October, to 31 October. The exhibition preview was held last evening. Pakkiyarajah Pushpakanthan was born in Batti


Big Bad Wolf Book Sale back in Colombo for third time with 11-day book galore

Views - 49 Friday, 4 October 2019 00:00

The highly-anticipated Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is ready to set paws in Colombo for the third consecutive year as the team officially announced its return, to Colombo, Sri Lanka at an exclusive media event held at Elevate, Access Towers, recently. Wit


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